2006 Code of Virginia § 8.01-58 - Contributory negligence no bar to recovery; violation of safety appliance acts

8.01-58. Contributory negligence no bar to recovery; violation of safetyappliance acts.

In all actions brought against any such common carrier to recover damages forpersonal injuries to any employee or when such injuries have resulted in hisdeath, the fact that such employee may have been guilty of contributorynegligence shall not bar a recovery, but the damages shall be diminished bythe jury in proportion to the amount of negligence attributable to suchemployee; and no such employee, who may be injured or killed, shall be heldto have been guilty of contributory negligence in any case when the violationby such common carrier of any statute enacted for the safety of employeescontributed to the injury or death of such employee.

(Code 1950, 8-642; 1954, c. 614; 1977, c. 617.)

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